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Availability / How It Works

 

Table Tents are high in demand. Each semester, there are about 2-3 times as many requests as there are spaces available. Every week has a wait list, some with over 10 groups.  But don't give up hope! Check this page every 3-4 days to see if all available spaces are full. If someone doesn't claim their space, it will become available to the next group in the list, and so on down the line until full.

  • There is a random lottery for the use of Table Tents, but there is not an appointment like Diag boards or Diag banner poles; groups either win one of the four available spaces, or they are wait-listed.
    • Immediately after the drawing (lottery) is conducted, the top 4 organizations in each table are identified as the winners for that week.
    • Other groups are listed in the order in which they were randomly drawn (wait listed).
    • If a winning organization does not claim its space by completing a contract by the designated deadline, the first group on the wait list is given the opportunity to rent the space. They'll have about 2-3 days to decide, and so on.
    • Groups in italics are in a decision making spot, meaning that they are eligible to reserve the space but have a deadline by which to do so.
    • Once a group has accepted and paid for its space or failed to respond or declined, their line is bold and the opportunity has passed.  
      • If interested, those groups will have to get on the wait list again, at the bottom.
    • It is not uncommon for a group in 10th place or higher to actually end up reserving the space.
  • Each organization may not use table tents more than twice per semester. If your group has the good fortune of being chosen as a winner of more than two weeks, you must choose only two. If, however, the wait list for a particular week is exhausted and no one wishes to reserve the space for that week, groups may use more than 2 weeks per semester.
  • Separate reservations necessitate new materials, unless you have the good fortune of winning two consecutive weeks. If, for example, your group wins one of the spaces on 10/3-10/10 and again on 10/24-10/31, you will need to submit a set of inserts for 10/3, and later a new set of inserts for 10/24.
  • Winners are responsible for the space rental fee ($50 per week for student organizations; $100 per week for departments) plus the purchase price of the table tent inserts at the printer or copy center of your choice. Table tent inserts must be cut to size before submitting to SORC for placement.
  • To get on the wait list for any week, email the SORC Supervisor and specify (1) your group name and (2) which weeks you'd like to be added to.
  • Learn more about Table Tents (construction, content, and deadlines).

 

If you are listed as a winner below, here's what to do:

  • To reserve a space in person, stop at SORC during lottery appointments or when you know a Manager will be on duty.
    • It's better to do this via email.  See below.
    • Please call ahead to see when a manager will be on duty. 734-764-0436
    • Any member of your group can accept the space and start a contract, but payment must be made before the deadline.
  • To reserve a space via email, the organization's authorized signer must send a message to the SORC Supervisor before the deadline including the following:
    • I accept the Table Tent space on behalf of (organization name) for (date).
    • My phone number is:  xxx-xxx-xxxx.
    • My shortcode is (number), and I am the authorized signer for my organization.
    • A brief description of my ads is: (for example, "promoting concert" or "mass meeting" or "general promotion").
    • I acknowledge a charge of $50 (student orgs) or $100 (departments) per week for the table tent space rental.
    • I acknowledge the construction and content guidelines for SORC Table Tents and will submit materials that follow these guidelines.
    • If your group was a winner for multiple weeks, be sure to note which two weeks you'd like to accept. Each organization may use the space only twice per lottery period.

 

Standings for Fall 2017 Reservation Period

Results of the Fall 2017 Table Tent lottery (random drawing) are listed below.



For the week of 11/26-12/3 Status FULL AS OF 9/15/17
Galens Medical Society Accepted, 9/12.  Added to lottery contract LF17018
UU Office Space Allocation Accepted, 9/12.  Did not submit materials.  Space transferred to Computer Showcase (below)
LSA Dean's Office on Behalf of the Bicentennial Theme Semester Fall 2017 Accepted in person, 9/13.  Added to lottery contract LF17001
University Health Service Managed Care Travel Abroad Insurance Accepted, 9/12.  Applied to contract LF17110 on 10/5
Computer Showcase Accepted, 11/21.  Applied to contract OP18005j on 11/21.
This week is now full.  If there is a cancellation, SORC management will contact the first group on the wait list (below).
Center for Global & Intercultural Study Wait list #1
The Program on Intergroup Relations Wait list #2 
Community Action and Social Change (CASC) Wait list #3
University Health Service Managed Care Domestic Student Insurance Wait list #4
Camp Davis Rocky Mountain Field Station Ineligible; already has 2 weeks this reservation period
University Of Michigan Gilbert And Sullivan Society Wait list #7
Weinberg Institute for Cognitive Science Wait list #8
Friars Declined by Sutton in person, 9/15
Department of Asian Languages and Cultures Wait list #10
Office of University Development - Giving Blue Day Added to wait list, BS, 9/12/17

 



For the week of 12/3-12/10 Status FULL AS OF 9/15/17
School of Education Accepted, 9/12.  Added to contract LF17044
Computer Showcase Accepted, 9/12.  Added to contract OP18005f, 9/29
University Health Service Managed Care Travel Abroad Insurance Accepted, 9/12.  Applied to contract LF17110 on 10/5
Camp Davis Rocky Mountain Field Station Applied to Contract LF17014 on 9/13/17
This week is now full.  If there is a cancellation, SORC management will contact the first group on the wait list (below).
Office of New Student Programs Wait list #1
Department of Asian Languages and Cultures Wait list #2
University Health Service Managed Care Domestic Student Insurance Wait list #3
Swing Ann Arbor Wait list #4
University Of Michigan Gilbert And Sullivan Society Wait list #5
Department of Near Eastern Studies Wait list #6
UU Office Space Allocation Wait list #7
University Center for Language and Literacy  Wait list #8
The Program on Intergroup Relations Wait list #9

 



For the period of 12/10-1/7/18 (extended) Status FULL AS OF 9/21/17
WCBN Accepted in person, 9/14. Added to contract LF17070
School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) Forfeited; did not respond by 5PM on 9/15
Office of New Student Programs Accepted in person, 9/13.  Added to contract LF17076
The Detroit Partnership Accepted, 9/14.  Added to contract #LF17023
U-M School for Environment and Sustainability  Forfeited; did not respond by 5PM on 9/20
School of Education Accepted wait list spot on 9/13.  Added to contract LF17044 9/20
This week is now full.  If there is a cancellation, SORC management will contact the first group on the wait list (below).
South Asian Awareness Network Wait list #3
Computer Showcase Wait list #4
University Center for Language and Literacy  Wait list #5
Semester in Detroit Wait list #6
University Of Michigan Gilbert And Sullivan Society Wait list #7
UU Office Space Allocation Wait list #8

 



For the week of 1/7-1/14/18 Status FULL AS OF 9/20/17
Miscellania Accepted, 9/13.  Applied to C#LF17112 on 10/5
Epsilon Nu Tau Forfeited; did not respond by 5PM on 9/15
U-M School for Environment and Sustainability  Accepted via email, 9/12.  Applied to C#LF17111 on 10/5
Active Minds at the University of Michigan Accepted, 9/12.  Added to contract LF17022
South Asian Awareness Network Forfeited; did not respond by 5PM on Wednesday, 9/20
WCBN Forfeited; did not respond by 5PM on Wednesday, 9/20
Alumni Association of the University of Michigan Pre-accepted wait list spot on 9/13.  Added to contract OP18017e on 9/29
This week is now full.  If there is a cancellation, SORC management will contact the first group on the wait list (below).
Semester in Detroit Wait list #4
Computer Showcase Wait list #5
ArborHacks Wait list #6
ArtsEngine Wait list #7
Department of Near Eastern Studies Wait list #8
Swing Ann Arbor Wait list #9
University Center for Language and Literacy  Wait list #10
Men's Glee Club Wait list #11
The Detroit Partnership Ineligible; already has 2 weeks this reservation period
University Of Michigan Gilbert And Sullivan Society Wait list #13
School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) Ineligible; already has 2 weeks this reservation period
UU Office Space Allocation Wait list #15
School of Education Wait list #16
Center for Global & Intercultural Study Wait list #17

 



For the week of 1/14-1/21/18 Status FULL AS OF 11/7/17
Department of Near Eastern Studies Accepted, 9/14.  Applied to C#LF17113 on 10/5
WCBN Forfeited; did not respond by 5PM on 9/15
U-M School for Environment and Sustainability  Accepted via email, 9/12.  Applied to C#LF17111 on 10/5
UU Office Space Allocation Accepted, 9/12.  Canceled 11/21/17.
Semester in Detroit Forfeited; did not respond by 5PM on Wednesday, 9/20
ArborHacks Forfeited; did not respond by 5PM on Wednesday, 9/20
Miscellania Forfeited; did not respond by 5PM on Monday, 9/25
Alumni Association of the University of Michigan Declined, 10/5 via email
Center for Global & Intercultural Study Forfeited; did not respond by 5PM on Tuesday, 10/24
Epsilon Nu Tau Forfeited; did not respond by 5PM on Monday, 11/6
School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) Ineligible; already has 2 weeks this reservation period
The Detroit Partnership Ineligible; already has 2 weeks this reservation period
ArtsEngine Accepted, 11/7.  Applied to C#OP18016L
School of Education Ineligible; already has 2 weeks this reservation period
Semester in Detroit Betsy emailed, 11/21.  Accepted, 11/21.  Applied to C#LF17128 on 11/28.
This week is now full.  If there is a cancellation, SORC management will contact the first group on the wait list (below).
E-mail sundholm@umich.edu if you would like to be added to the wait list. Wait list #1
   

 

Applications for the Winter 2018 Lottery will open shortly after Thanksgiving and remain open until the first week of classes in Winter.